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Busbey to sue Decatur, Reeves

By Bobby Shuttleworth - bio | email

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - When former Decatur CFO Gail Busbey resigned in 2009 a legal agreement was reached prohibiting the two sides from discussing the settlement and preventing public statements being made about Busbey.

But that agreement, according to Busbey's attorney was breached last week.

Birmingham attorney, Greg Smith represents her, "Greg Reeves, the city council president had posted a blog on his personal web site in which he attacked Ms. Busby and belittled her, and made numerous derogatory remarks about her and defamed her and her reputation."

Smith said he contacted city attorney Herman Marks saying Ms. Busbey would be satisfied if the blog is removed and Reeves issues a letter of apology, and assurances it won't happen again.

But Smith said Reeves repeated his allegations later in a newspaper article.

"None of it was true and why Mr. Reeves would post something like this when he had a contractual obligation not to," Smith said.

Busbey's lawsuit seeks a million dollars.  

A quarter million from the city, and the rest from Reeves for defamation, false light and invasion of privacy.

They are seeking a jury trial.

We attempted to contact Council President Greg Reeves for his response to the lawsuit, but he didn't want to talk about it.

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